By Julian Garner
A Wilton’s Music Hall Production in association with CulturaMobila
A lost village, star-crossed lovers, mysterious wolves and the extraordinary story of a community trying to save what is most precious to them before it is lost forever
Five hundred years ago, founding fathers built a log church in a small village deep in the heart of Transylvania where, centuries later, the villagers still worship. When Eveline, the lop-faced daughter of a leading family, elopes with Vadim, the crippled son of a Roma dancing clan, the little village is sent into a frenzy. Only the priest, Father Nandru, is aware that just around the corner a far more dangerous threat is lurking, and that this community must put their differences aside if anything is to survive into the future.
Written especially for Wilton’s Music Hall by award-winning playwright Julian Garner and designed by Hanne Horte around the eccentricities of this unique and beautiful building, Father Nandru & The Wolves is a captivating folk tale, based on a true Romanian story and narrated in verse. Experience dream-like design, larger than life puppetry and some impressive feats of engineering. This will be Wilton’s last full scale production before going under wraps & The Chrysalis Club emerges.
This production is based on a true story from Romania where the Ceaușescu regime laid plans for the destruction of thousands of villages to maximize land for agricultural production. Wilton’s Music Hall has lived with the threat of closure and collapse for many years and this show resonates deeply with its own story. This will be the last full production that Wilton's will present for over a year as building work (and a smaller artistic programme) will be taking place from May, allowing us to fully repair this historic site. We invite you to join us for a great story of love, hope and survival
For dreamers, dancers and adventurers aged 8 - 108.
Till 18th April 2014
Times: Tuesday to Saturday nights 7.30pm (7pm 25th March), matinees 2pm
N/B: There are late night, post show live Gypsy bands every Friday and Saturday night. Matinees will be on 19th, 20th, 26th and 27th March, 3rd, 10th and 17th of April. £5 tickets are available for schools, call the Box Office for more information on eligibility. Running time is 2 hours and 15 minutes (approx.) including interval
Prices: Preview week £13 - £18.50 (18th to 24th March), run £19.50 - £25.
Buy Tickets http://wiltons.org.uk/booknow.php?p=718